Library

Welcome to the monarch library! Our goal is to include all peer-reviewed articles on monarch biology with links to sites that will give you the easiest direct access to each article. Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu if you 1) know of an article not included, 2) find a mistake in any of the listed articles, 3) know of a better link to access an article. Thanks! With your help we can provide the most complete, informative access to all papers on monarch biology.

Field Definitions

First author: Last name of the first author
Type: Article or book chapter
Year: Publication year
Source: Journal or book
Category*: Broad scope of the publication.
Research topic (monarch & supporting research only)*: Specific topic.
Geographic focus*: Geographic setting for field studies.
Monitoring data used: Data from monitoring or public data efforts.
* Full list

18 result(s)
Category: Resource use, Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dilts TE, Steele MO, Engler JD, Pelton EM, Jepsen SJ, McKnight SJ, Taylor AR, Fallon CE, Black SH, Cruz EE, Craver DR, and ML Forister. 2019. Host Plants and Climate Structure Habitat Associations of the Western Monarch Butterfly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00188

Category: Migration, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tracy JL, Kantola T, Baum KA, and RN Coulson. 2019 Modeling fall migration pathways and spatially identifying potential migratory hazards for the eastern monarch butterfly. Landscape Ecology 34(2):443-458 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00776-0

Category: Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Cary SJ, DeLay LS. MONARCH BUTTERFLY (DANAUS PLEXIPPUS) IN NEW MEXICO AND A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR ITS CONSERVATION.

Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. What's too hot and what's too cold? Lethal and sub-lethal effects of extreme temperatures on developing monarchs in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Potential changes in Eastern North American monarch migration in response to an introduced milkweed, Asclepias curassavica in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. 2015. Tracking the fall migration of eastern monarchs with Journey North roost sightings: new findings about the pace of fall migration in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Lemoine, NP. 2015. Climate Change May Alter Breeding Ground Distributions of Eastern Migratory Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) via Range Expansion of Asclepias Host Plants. PloS ONE 10: e0118614.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. Investigating Long-Term Changes in the Spring Migration of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Using 18 Years of Data From Journey North, a Citizen Science Program. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Sep 1;108(5):664-9.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Flockhart DTT, Pichancourt JB, Norris DR, Martin TG. 2014. Unravelling the annual cycle in a migratory animal: breeding-season habitat loss drives population declines of monarch butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology Online early

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2013
Flockhart DTT, Wassenaar LI, Martin TG, Hobson KA, Wunder MB, Norris DR. 2013. Tracking multi-generational colonization of the breeding grounds by monarch butterflies in eastern North America. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 280: 8.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2012
Davis AK, Nibbelink NP, Howard E. 2012. Identifying large-and small-scale habitat characteristics of monarch butterfly migratory roost sites with citizen science observations. International Journal of Zoology 2012.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2012
Howard E, Davis AK. 2012. Mortality of migrating monarch butterflies from a wind storm on the shore of Lake Michigan, USA. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 45:49-54.

Category: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2011
Howard E, Davis AK. 2011. A simple numerical index for assessing the spring migration of monarch butterflies using data from Journey North, a citizen-science program. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 65: 267-270.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2010
Howard E, Aschen H, Davis AK. 2010. Citizen Science Observations of Monarch Butterfly Overwintering in the Southern United States. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2009
Howard E, Davis AK. 2009. The fall migration flyways of monarch butterflies in eastern North America revealed by citizen scientists. Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 279-286.

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This database is a work in progress and is likely to contain several omissions and mistakes.
Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu with any additions or corrections.